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Forum topic by edwood1975 posted 02-24-2016 03:37 PM 318 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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edwood1975

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02-24-2016 03:37 PM

I’m wondering about a new project that I’m in the design phase, I want to design and build an outfield/ assembly table for my tablesaw and I’m looking at the wood whisperer design with a few additions ..

Basically his legs are 3/4” plywood butted together and I’m wondering can castors be bought for this application, I searched the net but to no avail as they seem to just use little feet that can be screwed into the inner faces of the abutted pieces.

Do I have to resort in applying a thick 4×4 piece of wood to the base of the legs where they meet the floor and then use a regular castor…

I would if possible like some of the castors to be lockable so as that the entire unit doesn’t move when I’m using it….

thanks

-- Ed


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 02-24-2016 05:36 PM

Something like this should let you use any casters you want that have the stems on them.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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MrUnix

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#2 posted 02-24-2016 05:51 PM

Kind of hard to tell what you got without a picture or two, but I sounds like you want something that attaches to the side of the legs instead of under them? If so, these may be the ticket:

You can through-bolt them to the legs (instead of using wood screws) with nuts and bolts, which would make them pretty sturdy. And because they only lift the saw when you are moving it around, you won’t need locking casters.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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timbertailor

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#3 posted 02-24-2016 07:36 PM

You are going to want something far stronger to support the wheels when mounted. If you hit something on the floor at any speed like a cord or block of wood, it is easy to tear them loose.

I had to reinforce mine after this happened.

Let me know if you want to see pictures. I think there are some posted on my assembly table and router table projects. The photo does not reflect it but I put a second piece of 2×2 next to the other and that worked great.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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